Thieves hit contractor twice in a week…

A UK demolition contractor has been hit by equipment thieves for the second time in a week. Dewsbury, West Yorkshire-based Hutchinson Demolition says that the two thefts, coupled with previous incidents, have resulted in the loss of more than £150,000 worth of equipment this year alone.

The latest theft, which took place at the company’s head office in Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, included the loss of a number of attachments including grabs, three pulverisers and a pair of Montabert hydraulic hammers for 13 and 20 tonne excavators. The company also lost a 20 yard capacity skip and a rotating grab. The thieves had unsuccessfully tried to steal a rotating attachment for the company’s high reach excavator.

The company’s Jonathan Hutchinson reports that this latest incident came less than a week after the theft of a company van and a “significant amount of tools”. Earlier in the year, the company also lost a skip wagon but this was recovered in a police “sting” operation.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this equipment should contact Jonathan Hutchinson on Tel: (UK) 01924 491616.